KENNESAW, Ga., (March 22, 2004) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the launch of the iS8-2K, the world's smallest fully-integrated, DC-2K based DLP Cinema(tm) projector.
DPI's first formal demonstration of the Digital Projection Cinema-branded iS8-2K will be at ShoWest 2004 (March 22 to 25, Las Vegas, NV). The new iS8-2K is designed specifically for smaller-sized cinema screens in auditoriums and for post-production. In fact, representatives of post-production companies who attended private screenings held by DPI in February have praised the new projector's size, weight and overall performance.
The iS8-2K employs many of the same features available in the iS15-2K, which DPI launched in February. This includes a lamp house module that allows for a lamp to be safely replaced by a trained user, currently the status quo in 35-millimeter commercial cinema.
"Along with the iS15-2K, the iS8-2K is a fully-integrated DC-2K DLP Cinema(tm) projector which features many advancements, such as a much smaller and lighter chassis that meets the challenging demand of limited space in projector booth," says Peter Nicholas, DPI's Director of Cinema Sales and Marketing for North and South America. "These innovative projectors confirm the commitment by both Digital Projection International and NEC Viewtechnology to the digital cinema initiative."
Like the iS15-2K, the iS8-2K also employs an adjustable lamp power supply, rendering the projector an ideal solution for matching projector brightness to exacting post-production, screening room and commercial cinema requirements. Also, the versatile Multi-Media Switcher 1000 (MMS 1000) enables the iS8-2K to display any content-from live concerts and sporting events to computer presentations and DVD-based material.
In addition to exceeding Texas Instruments' DLP Cinema(tm) guidelines for contrast ratio, colorimetry and uniformity, DPI's new iS8-2K employs CineCanvasTM, CinePaletteTM and CineBlackTM for superior image, color and grayscale resolution. CineLinkTM is also employed for security management. Since first introducing 3-chip DLP(tm) to Hollywood in 1989, several production and post-production companies have relied upon DPI's projectors. According to Peter Nicholas, the number is growing. "The most progressive companies have already committed purchase orders for the iS8-2K and iS15-2K. Indeed, FotoKem Film and Video completed the install of the iS15-2K in February and are currently enjoying the benefits it's brought to their business."
About Digital Projection Cinema
The Digital Projection Cinema brand is a product of the alliance between NEC Viewtechnology Ltd., Japan and Digital Projection International, two recognized leaders in the digital imaging industry that provide unmatched strength and capability in the design and manufacture of DLP Cinema(tm) projectors. The end result of this unique and powerful alliance is the world's most technologically advanced products combined with unparalleled customer services and support available to the global cinema industry.
About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP(tm) projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services and maintained its position as the digital imaging pioneer. DPI's groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has included many awards, including two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
A UK-based company, DPI's worldwide headquarters is located in Manchester, England, and its North American headquarters is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. For more information: www.digitalprojection.com or www.digitalprojection.co.uk.